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testament of the ship's speed and direction so that she enters the stock car window exactly on time it takes some complicated arithmetic to add up speeds and subtract minutes. yet what are they doing with you know still lingering on the top gallant sails your. little. game we need twelve knots ok that's what we've got right now sail setting aborted three minutes to go what's the distance. finally they need to shut off the engines to help the ship navigate out of port. always fail in these competitions really otherwise they would be pointless. because why only the engines to shut down five minutes before the start that's the rules. so with us from central control the mechanic that's the way the plane right now u.k.
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. will show the lights is about to go on that the engine is shut down a good myth is now on this site would you talk about blow for. good. because it was great steering we sped away from the start. mig gets off to a good start and a fair wind helps the ship pick up a speed of ten knots and take the lead to the polish sailboat. behind. the four sails of the largest of all the lower one is as large as two hundred eight square metres before mast and some others bear a great number of sales themselves the same is true of the mainsail mast group all the sails in the. are interchangeable
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a total of two hundred fourteen square meters the only exception is the mainsail master. nikolai abram of his not just the ship's boat but also a former sub-mariner abramoff a spend the last thirty years making sails. but this utility room here is our workshop and we have one hundred sales in store all of different shapes and sizes twenty six of them are meant for masts and races while the others are kept as replacements. nicholai is the only person on board the can repair or patch up a damaged sail. sails are torn fairly often specially by strong winds you might even say they are wounded in the battle against the elements i have especially vivid memories of one rather dramatic sail replacement that was last
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year when we were competing against the polish boat dharma. we were on our way across the baltic sea from finland to poland that's when the top most sail collapsed it took the cadets some four hours to get a new one back up all that happened amid strong winds and torrential rain. don't touch that. again is the bosun's favorite student like all the other cadets he joined me as crew three months ago that remembers only too well the terror he felt when confronted with the prospect of climbing a fifty metre tall mainsail must. my heart sank and i shivered all over although we didn't go very far on the last occasion. and then we have that time the boat was more to house sites in petersburg we looked up at the top of the mosque and wondered whether it was possible to reach his soul but now
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it's quite a routine thing for me to do. i remember the ship being caught up in a vicious storm near here during a race. sail in the jim britt. the guys had to be sent to the far end of the bow each with safety equipment all the way it was so big. and the guys dipped under the water several times. because some trainees are divided into shift teams each lasting for hours without keeping watch on the deck is the most grueling task the crew can't predict what might happen on shift sometimes they sit around for four hours bored but sometimes they have to constantly run from one end to the other. or watch. for our. team. feels six. feet
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below. field through each field. thank. you. thank. you very quickly it's more like. spring for a while when you stop. and. this is me oh. my. god he's. just. as you know sat on. three hundred
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feet over. the first exchange of communications with race officials. today. an hour later. participants are informed of how they're doing. with mobility and for them what's the poor the report we've got a science places in accordance with an updated coefficient of handicaps and the like as expected the polish boat. is in the lead we are in the second place both of us have an equal chance at the moment and only. the gap between the polish and russian sailboats is minuscule it all comes down to the second phase of the race then everything will depend on the wind the poles decide to seek strong winds by taking the risk of going further south into the open sea they disappear from is view but the crew sees another vessel in its place
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approaching on the horizon. but. thank. you. so you don't. think i would abolish all the show must go on the. but. we did annoy people and they. always. break when i was sixteen ok back to work. politically it was also to stop the tourists want to take our picture just because. they don't see that many sailboats. the cruise liner sails off followed by the sun sliding behind the horizon the first
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night of the race his second face sets in the nervous tension from the start fades away life on board returns to normal cadets off shift do what they can to vent all that pent. ms current speed is twelve knots people in the captain's cabin a comforter at the sailboat is heading towards another victory. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm charged welcome to the big picture. of. the mission free critic a should be free to store charges free.
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agent three. three stooges free. download free broadcast quality video for your media projects a free video dog r.t. dot com. and. there will. be. nothing yet and you. can't. be on the second day of the race the crew in the morning shift hasn't got a single moment to spare the wind is stronger than expected the first attempt to take down some of the sails is unsuccessful one of them is caught in the hurricane force wind the sail will be torn apart unless it's fixed without to let it. just
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blow when it's in the back to roll up the top sail we tried to tie it to the bow so that the wind couldn't repeat upon it but we couldn't the wind is too strong it's simply too strong. the crew gets control of the sails m it picks up speed to fifty knots the ship is tilting heavily support a difficult turn for the ship still lies ahead. of us all the went past the turning point one and a half hours ago now we're heading for the finish line but there are about one hundred forty miles to go with the polish boat was slightly closer to that point and therefore made a turn a bit earlier than we did but now that we are on the right side of the wind will try to overtake it would think it was that literally. the polish boat is only a short distance ahead all ms crew needs to do is keep a speed for the first few hours after the turning point everything's going smoothly
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. with little and shows where we all are when the ship began three hours or so ago the bearing angle of the polish ship was something like one hundred thirty degrees now it's one hundred seventy in other words we have one back a distance from the poles. but nature deals me a cruel blow the wind has died down and the ship speed instantly drops to five knots with a sails beginning to droop the bulky frigate almost comes to a halt lie to pursue is trying to catch up with another exchange with race officials confirms that mir is now trailing behind the polish ship. as we've got to shells to remedy the situation but only if there's a fair wind to help us in that case we might overtake ships with a small coefficient we'll follow head of them in the morning that the wind has driven them closer to us.
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the situation can't be remedy for the time being a strong wind is their only hope the crews whose job is taking care of the musts. i will most no work to do they decide to hold more competition to try to reduce the stress brought on by the common condition. was that if you. have that right a new singer. was ready. ready. was was you go with the help of this instrument where enable to see the constellation of
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the stars in the sky think of normally you see this from below but right now i am looking at it from above because what was here she was on the ship this has happened to the cadets who are not lucky enough to be involved in the tug of war go to a room where they listen to lectures on astronomy they're not very popular but attendance has mandated. you know inside the age of g.p.s. satellites and internet communications these seamen and taught how to do six times determine a ship's coordinates by observing stars. give up is measuring how high the sun is over the horizon is easy enough good issues according to what you learn to do it after two or three lessons but also about if you want to determine the ship's location with you need to take three different measurements at a time as it was called. the problem is that the ship will cover
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a large distance in the five to ten minutes it takes for the contents to do the measurement. was. was the foresail mosque team is victorious meanwhile reports of the over all race positions of the ship start coming in as for me there is no wind in sight yet. listen for the information about the voyage first july twenty second monday lord nelson is nine think class and twelfth overall. and the mir is second class and second overall the pelican of london is eighth sing class and eleventh overall. the ship's
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galley has its own race against time when it comes to feeding almost two hundred people four times a day speed is of the essence the cooks have to work almost around the clock in such places. like detroit to make the first tasty during a race where normally cook food separately when you have a tilt he called me good health food would be burned to the other half would end up on the floor so taking in potions is much more convenient. on the second evening of the race that steam hardly has any work to do the wind is still quite weak changing the configuration of the sails is pointless cadet project going takes time out to explain why people still like sail boats pushing to get this is the only place where you can feel the thrill of the wind swaying you from
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side to side while you're up there hanging on to the mast also a sailboat promotes the spirit of comradeship it builds character and your ability to stand up to the elements true it's a tough job setting sail was especially hard work would end up worn out and dead tired but not for one moment did i regret it. down in the bowels of the ship away from the deck and the elements signs of normal life can be found there are two campaigns showers and lounges here. in addition to quarters for the cadets and cabins for the regular crew about one hundred fifty people spend several months together in these premises during the night when the fate of the years may mean race hangs in the balance the atmosphere here is just as calm as it all was. the crew on the bridge follows the coordinates of mir in the polish ship its chief rival the russian
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sailboat is closer to shore its crew expects to cross the finish line ahead of the polish ship the results should be clear by next morning. the morning brings the long awaited wind that comes too late in the day the race is almost over. but there's one mile to go to the finish line the polish ship dharma legendary came an hour ago mission hills and we should come second. there were closer to the line because they had been going a bit further south and benefited from southerly winds but they had a lead of several miles. cool on the deck is quest for the news of the defeat. or should we say three cheers for the winners would you. like. you see yourselves. to meet you. but you should take both defeat and victory in your stride but when you're. young i'm upset of course i really don't know about
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the others but we had a chance to win and we didn't the way that i see it today we just didn't go the right way i don't think it was the right way. we simply should have taken another route. out of it just it was a fair race after all it is foolishness the captain says. well well bound to win the next time. and i disappointed no less by. getting to this point i think will do better the next leg of the race so. good news for such as mayor and josie are cold when jammers and it's no wonder our lives are in the wind if there is no wind we go nowhere the poles were fortunate i don't know if it was a small stroke of luck or an educated guess they showed
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a slightly better performance than we did the wind is what matters. we've mears crew takes in the sails before entering the spanish port town of kid is. out. in accordance with tradition at parades in front of thousands of spectators on the russian and polish ships more side by side they're like two peas in a pod. the sail boats turn into floating exhibitions open to the public for a few days anyone is free to inspect them inside out i. mean while off duty samus head into town. and. the crews of all
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race competitors get together at parties on lounge with snacks drinks and done so their rivals at sea shake hands secretly hoping they will emerge victorious next time and receive such congratulations on the victory. was. today this is the last stop for me she will later join thirty other sailboats returning to portugal from their russian ship will follow a route of her own once again the wind and waves will be both her friends and foes on the way.
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so you were in rebels and threatened to talk civilian planes on the bridge to the country claiming that being used to supply a big government with weapons. and also that box on their way to iran israel firming its position in the international arena after hosting a summit of dozens of nations of the international atomic war stockpiles up the country for stepping up nuclear facilities. that these are all builds its war rhetoric against tehran will look at a military that is helping the israeli population prepare for reciprocal time. international news live from moscow this is all she with me thanks for joining us first of the rebel free syrian army are said rationing to target civilian flights
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coming into the country the fighters claim the government is using the planes to bringing weapons meanwhile to been accused of shipping arms to the opposition says it will continue to push for and protect to save zones inside syria bunker and its western allies in the says the intervention is needed to help refugees fleeing the conflict but syrian rebels say it would also help down with the fighting against president assad and political and they stand freelance writing taken for a month is skeptical that foreign intervention would even be aimed at protecting civilians in the first place. and this is not going to marry kerry want to be that used to form for a negotiation for a very long between the syrian leadership positions and for example next month we. opposition meeting inside the mosque was part of the risk to syria so why do some states are not the syrians for
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a political solution where they're arming and trying to see the so-called jihad these. and the fundamentalists in syria sided by. this against a secular state it's like syria i'm going to work we're kind of studio expecting in the future but syria falls in the hands of this experience will go cohesion of the syrian society will be totally collapsed between the house and radicalization of the whole of the middle east. iran has taken steps to change its image as an international outcast over one hundred nations have offered the support of its controversial nuclear program the final declaration of the summit of nonaligned states hosted by tehran box the right for all countries to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes while the gathering was being held the u.n. nuclear watchdog released its latest report accusing iran of increasing your raman richmond i.a.e.a.
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findings suggest the number of centrifuges at one of iran's facilities has more than doubled but tehran has dismissed the document as politically motivated and side mohammad marandi a professor at the university have to run things it's unlikely the timing is purely coincidental. the iranians are saying that this report came at a sensitive time to sort of distract attention away from this iranian success the nonaligned movement. conference in tehran has been highly successful inside of iran being isolated the united states has become isolated centered opposed senior figures going to tehran and many major world leaders have come to the country in addition the president egypt think iran which is a political earthquake the iranians are. loosing uranium. enriched uranium at twenty percent for facilities in tehran which then produce medical
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isotopes the fact that the united states and the europeans tried to prevent iran from obtaining this fuel in the past met that meant that they were taking the iranian cancer patients hostage the irony here is that the iranians at the beginning had no intention whatsoever to produce a name at twenty percent and then produce nuclear fuel but the americans and the europeans by taking iranian citizens and people hostage for sea iranians to take that step the politicians senior politicians really know that an attack on iran would be devastating for the united states and not only for its economy but for its global position and its credibility. understand motions and clearly not slavery military confrontation with iran is roe isn't ruling it out major drool simulating missile strikes in case of a war with the islamic state home been held in tel aviv on these imagine six assizes are not the only way israelis are being prepared for an attack has
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a middle east correspondent explains. this fifteen page emergency brochure is being distributed by the israeli army across the country and it puts around the mining safety on a very serious and grim statistic the pressure to take about what people should do in a state of emergency it is that there is a need for family to take the family should get together and talk about what to do if the country is in a state of crisis at the same time if if that anywhere between fifty fifty and three minutes is the time frame that israelis will have from the moment fire and sound until there is a state of emergency here and also urging people to go and check that the bomb shelters up to scratch now the pressure doesn't make any mention of any kind of you want to rant but certainly it is giving some kind of urgency and there have been those who suggested that it is really the latest state by israeli politicians in preparation for human and war and certainly we've heard that kind of repeated
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coming out of the israeli political elite some officials have said that we're looking at a civilian council some five hundred people in any kind of war that would follow and it's raining right on the run parallel to the brochure there is an average that you might think on his radio television and it shows away in general we sit with these maybe army officers and they're trying to convince him to give their support in an israeli attack on an enemy state presumably the ranch the general at that stage take a bite of the chocolate hazelnut that sitting in front of him and he says something along the lines of let's go nuts which the israelis misinterpret to mean that he has given them the green light to live with operation. and for the missile start to fall right and you have those who want to move situation the israelis so we have been putting up with a repeat and it does seem as if there is something on the go we have heard some israeli politicians on record saying that a strike on iran is going.


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